I LOVE paper lanterns. And the round kind is particularly attractive when it come to party styling. They're quite inexpensive and can add instant "wow factor" to any table backdrop or ceiling, without much effort.
But in these series, I'll be sharing just FOUR of my fave finds - Today's all about the humble round PAPER LANTERN.
Creative DIY Party Ideas with Paper Lanterns
Ideas from top left to right:
* You probably have guessed that paper lantern can be embellished with pretty much anything - Think cupcake cases, tissue paper, kraft paper or foam strips. They can also be covered in fabric, glitter or even candy! But these paper-layered lanterns from Martha Stewart look so classy and modern, I just couldn't resist. Cut the paper with a round puncher and layer it on top of a paper lantern. Vary the paper color to suit any event.
* Painted or covered in fabric, paper lanterns can become whimsical decorative props too! How adorable would these paper lantern hot-air-balloons look over a desserts table?! I've seen these also as table centerpieces - FUN!
* Now, this has to be my fave idea! Round paper lanterns come in all shapes and sizes, and the miniature ones can be used as accents and embellishments to any party table (I'm thinking garlands, parasol decor, mini flower vases, place-cards....) and of course, a super sweet paper lantern cake topper!! What's not to love?! ♥
Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine and MarthaStewart.com; and she's a regular party contributor to PBS Parents, Yum Food for Kids Magazine, Créative Magazine and HGTV.